Higher National Certificate

If you have a specific career path in mind and want to receive practical training for it, then a HNC could be the qualification for you.

What is Higher National Certificates?

  • HNCs (Higher National Certificates) are vocational higher education qualifications.
  • While a degree helps you gain knowledge, HNCs are designed to give you the skills to put that knowledge to effective use in a particular job.
  • They are reputable qualifications that are highly valued by employers both in the UK and overseas, and can also count towards membership of professional bodies and other employer organisations.
  • HNCs are provided by over 400 universities and further education colleges.

What HNC subjects are available?

HNCs are available in a wide range of subject areas, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Computing and IT
  • Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Health and Social Care
  • Business and Management
  • Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Performing Arts
  • Retail and Distribution
  • Hospitality Management